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Another Burger Thread...Best of the Retail?

typhoonfish Apr 28, 2010 06:27 AM

Who has the best burgers available to purchase?

My pick is Roche Brother's. For the money, their quality can't be beat. I had the Roche Bros cheddar burger last night and it was delicious.

I've tried
Whole Foods
Stop & Shop
Kenneally Meats inside of Milton Food Market

I'm looking for more ideas.

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    9lives RE: typhoonfish Apr 28, 2010 06:31 AM

    Try Sulmona' Butcher Shop in the NE..ground to order.

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      phatchris RE: 9lives Apr 28, 2010 02:14 PM

      Strongly agree, awesome meat.

    2. nsenada RE: typhoonfish Apr 28, 2010 06:33 AM

      Roche's/Sudbury Farms has good burger meat. The Restaurant Depot (not exactly retail) massive tube of meat (perhaps I should have rephrased that?) is really excellent tasting - I had people tell me it was the best burger they ever had. Since I have a freezer full of grass-fed, I haven't had much else recently, though.

      1. BarmyFotheringayPhipps RE: typhoonfish Apr 28, 2010 02:47 PM

        I'm confused, are we talking best ground beef, best pre-formed burger patties, or what, exactly?

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          treb RE: typhoonfish Apr 28, 2010 03:32 PM

          I either get a bonless chuck roast or large flank steak and have it gound for me, I want to know what I'm getting in my burger meat.

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            typhoonfish RE: treb Apr 29, 2010 04:21 AM

            This is a good question. What exactly are you getting when order hamburger meat?

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              9lives RE: typhoonfish Apr 29, 2010 04:36 AM

              Sulmona cuts off a piece of chuck unless you ask them to grind something else.

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              nsenada RE: treb Apr 29, 2010 05:33 AM

              Totally agree - when I run out of the pre-ground grass-fed meat, I'm going to go back to grinding cuts at home in the kitchen aid. As far as this thread goes, I'm assuming ground, fresh, formed in patties or not.

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              YoChief23 RE: typhoonfish Apr 30, 2010 05:16 PM

              Whole Foods was offering Dry Aged ground beef at a few locations last Summer, we cooked it multiple times and it was beefy, earthly deliciousness. I usually go with WF ground or Dewars if I am in Wellesley.

              I don't have a Kitchen Aid but I am tempted to grab that and and the meet grinder attachment at some point to make the perfect blend at home.

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                almansa RE: YoChief23 Apr 30, 2010 07:19 PM

                I had some ground skirt steaks formed into burgers earlier this week, and to my surprise, they were fantastic.

              2. Eatin in Woostah RE: typhoonfish Apr 30, 2010 07:13 PM

                Roche Bros 85% ground chuck. It's magical. I don't know why it's so good, or so much better than 85% ground chuck anywhere else, but it is.

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                  makonna RE: Eatin in Woostah May 7, 2010 07:20 AM

                  In case this helps anyone, I went to get some to try and an employee told me every Friday, the 85% lean meat is 1.99 per pound. So I got some, and am excited to try. They also had corn on cob for 12 or 1.99 today!

                2. dmullin699 RE: typhoonfish May 5, 2010 08:47 PM

                  The Ashmont Market on Adams St in Dorchester is amazing. It is ground to order, great prices. Steak tips are amazing, also.

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                    suzysue2 RE: typhoonfish May 5, 2010 09:16 PM

                    I am a fan of making burgers from ground bison that comes in square packages (Stop and Shop $4.79, Star Market in Porter $7ish/lb.). It is very lean, but very flavorful and stays moist, even when i have accidentally overcooked it.

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                      devilham RE: typhoonfish May 6, 2010 10:57 AM

                      Tony's Market in Roslindale Sq. He grinds the beef himself (sometimes to order!) and it's simply the best. The texture is wonderful, the flavor amazing, and even if you cook it to a full medium/medium -well (not even a blush of pink in the center, which I consider a fine medium, fully cooked with a blush of pink), it still retains it's juiciness. Highly recomended.....and Tony's a hoot as well

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                        bakerboyz RE: typhoonfish May 6, 2010 04:12 PM

                        I have always liked the frozen pre-formed patties at John Dewers and actually very reasonably priced compared to their other meats.

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